Gladiolus 'Purple Art'
Gladiolus 'Purple Art'
Gladiolus 'Purple Art'

Gladiolus 'Purple Art'

Gladiolus 'Purple Art'

10 corms — £2.95

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Description

Channel your inner hippie with the distinctly tie-die-like flowers of Gladiolus 'Purple Art'. With shades of mauve, purple, and white appearing in broad, irregular bands across each generously sized, shaggy bloom, this cultivar is certain to turn heads in your garden. Undeniably fabulous, Gladiolus 'Purple Art' can be used to showstopping effect in a variety of colour schemes, but our favourite planting combo has to be when it erupts from a sea of dark foliage from neighbouring plants, such as Dahlia 'Crème de Cassis', Phlox 'Blind Lion', Geranium 'Pink Coffee' or Polemonium 'Heaven Scent'. Sumptuous, bold, and dramatic. What could be better?  

Gladiolus 'Purple Art' is particularly fabulous and eye catching, yet incredibly easy to grow. To stretch out your gladiolus season as much as possible, we recommend making several staggered plantings throughout April and May. Choose a sunny and well-draining a spot as possible and plant your Gladiolus 'Purple Art' corms at three times their depth. Add plenty of spares for the vase—you’ll want to enjoy these both indoors and out!  

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • May need winter cover

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Gladiolus 'Purple Art'

  • Flower colour

    Purple

  • Corm size

    12/14

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    30 corms per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Short-lived perennial

  • Hardiness

    Half hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Coastal gardens
    Gravel gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Cut flower Gardens
    Large containers

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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